anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘COP 15

Big and Small Players in Carbon Emissions

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I posted this blog post about carbon emissions today over on the Under Solen blog, but I think it deserves to get posted here as well.

From Under Solen:

In our ongoing coverage about how climate change is affecting us and how people in the U.S. are taking action, today we bring you a couple of graphics and statistics to show just who’s emitting carbon. Thanks to the New York Times for the visuals. And if you’re interested in carbon emissions per capita, make your way over to this useful Google guide, made with World Bank data, that you can easily search by country, and compare statistics.

The U.S. – 20% of emissions, 30% of G.D.P. 5% of people.

Per capita, the U.S. emits 19.5 metric tons of CO2. The world average? 4.5.

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Help Send Me to Copenhagen for COP 15

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A big shout out to all you blog followers: I’ve applied to be Huffington Post’s Hopenhagen Ambassador. Basically if I win I get to fly to Copenhagen and be on the ground reporting about one of the most important international conferences of our time. But I need your help…

All you have to do is go to the Huffington Post slideshow and vote for my video! Just click here. (A ten would obviously be preferred…!) And maybe some social media love like Tweeting and Facebooking.

Thanks!

-A

Written by Anna Brones

November 23, 2009 at 14:11